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European Player of the Year award 2020 – nominees announced

53 minutes ago by Ultimate Rugby

15 nominees for the prestigious EPCR European Player of the Year 2020 award have today been announced.   Leinster Rugby, the No 1-ranked club going into the Champions Cup quarter-finals have three...

Champions Cup Team of Round Six

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool stages of the Champions Cup came to an end of the weekend with the eight teams now set to compete for the ultimate prize.   The #HeinekenChampionsCup QFLeinster v SaracensExeter v NorthamptonToulouse...

Leinster to welcome champions Saracens to Dublin in Champions Cup quarter-final

1 week ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Controversy-hit Saracens' late 27-24 victory win over Racing 92 has set up a repeat of the 2019 final, with Leinster to have home advantage at the Aviva Stadium.

Farrell fires wining penalty as Saracens get breather from salary cap scandal

1 week ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Owen Farrell kept Saracens’ competitive season alive by landing a late penalty that clinched a 27-24 Champions Cup victory over Racing 92 at Allianz Park.

ANALYSIS: The Ultimate Defence Guru dives into the strengths of the Champions Cup Contenders

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Professional defence coach Omar Mouneimne is back!     The Worcester coach returns to Ultimate Rugby to provide insight into the latest trends in the rugby world with a keen eye on the Champions...

Mike Prendergast offers crumbs of comfort to Munster

1 week ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Former Munster man Mike Prendergast has offered his home province hope on two fronts for a European resurgence despite the heavy defeat his Racing 92 stars inflicted on them in Paris.

Champions Cup Round 5 Match Reports

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three late tries send Racing 92 into quarter-finals     Three tries in the final nine minutes helped Racing 92 secure a 39-22 win over Munster Rugby on Sunday afternoon in Paris, securing...

Paris Heartbreak For Munster Against Vakatawa-Inspired Racing

2 weeks ago by Irish Rugby News

Munster produced a Trojan effort but fell marginally short against a Racing 92 side who scored three tries in the final nine minutes to give this tightly-contested Heineken Champions Cup battle a lopsided...

'It really hurts': Van Graan left disappointed as Munster see hopes all but ended

2 weeks ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Munster head coach Johann Van Graan admitted Racing 92’s late sucker punch was a bitter pill to swallow as his team’s Heineken Champions Cup hopes were all but ended.

Champions Cup Team of Round Five

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup rugby returned with a bang this weekend as we edge ever closer to the quarter-finals of the competition.       This weekend saw a number of sides battle it out for a place...